New Publications – “Glaucoma and Systemic Disease”

We are pleased to announce the research study “Glaucoma and Systemic Disease” by medical student Eugene Hsu that was published in Life as part of the Special Issue Eye Manifestations of Systemic Disease.

Abstract: “Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, making it imperative that providers in multidisciplinary healthcare teams understand how systemic conditions and their respective treatments can increase the risk for developing glaucoma. In this review, we discuss systemic diseases and the impact, risk, and mechanism for developing glaucoma, including pharmacologically induced, inflammatory and autoimmune¬†conditions, infectious, dermatologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, urologic, neurologic, psychiatric, systemic malignancies, intraocular tumors, pediatric, and genetic conditions. The goal of our discussion is to emphasize the importance of ocular examinations and follow-up with the multidisciplinary teams involved in the care of each patient to prevent unnecessary vision-loss.”

Eugene Hsu (Medical Student)